Former State Representative T.D. El-Amin (D-St. Louis) has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on federal bribery charges. El-Amin has also been ordered to pay $2100 restitution.

Court documents indicate that in March of last year, El-Amin solicited a bribe from a local businessman who had asked for help in dealing with St. Louis city officials in regards to the operations of a gas station. El-Amin took the money in exchange for a pledge to intervene on the businessman’s behalf.

The 38-year-old El-Amin pleaded guilty in September to one felony count of soliciting and accepting a bribe.